We kick off our online summit with the one and only Dr. Dan Siegel, who talks to us about the connection between screen time and the neurological development of children. He points out that the relationship we have with our children is of the utmost importance in helping them to navigate this complex world of technology. He talks about the benefits and pitfalls of technology and the difference between surface-level communication and deep communication and how we can foster deep communication through a process called S-I-F-T, even when using technology. Here is a clip from our interview with him talking about S-I-F-T.
Dr. Siegel’s new book is released!
He also shares with us some wonderful teachings from his new book, The Yes Brain: How to Cultivate Courage, Curiosity and Resilience in Your Child (written with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson) which was just released yesterday! He discusses the difference between a Yes Brain (having balance, resilience, insight and empathy) and a No Brain (fighting, fleeing, freezing or fainting) and how everything in life follows from our awareness of our particular state in any given moment.